Writing for Children by Margaret Clark
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This book describes the various types of writing covered by the category "children's books", illustrating them with published examples. There are chapters on writing for younger children, writing for older children and for teenagers and writing non-fiction. Other areas covered include contracts and agents, taboos in children's books and practical advice in every stage from submission of a manuscript to final publication. The author is an experienced publisher who has been head of children's publishing at Bodley Head where she remained for 16 years. She has also published "A retelling for children The Best of Aesop's Fables".

About Margaret Clark

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Margaret Clark was born in Geelong, Victoria, Australia on August 20, 1942. She has a bachelors' degree, a Masters' degree, and a doctorate in education. She has been a primary teacher, a pre-school director, a lecturer with the faculty of education at Deakin University, and a counselor in an alcohol and drug center. She is the author of over 100 children's books. Her first book Pugwall was published in 1987 and subsequently made into a TV series, followed by Pugwall's Summer in 1989. He other works include the Aussie Angels series, Fat Chance, A Wee Walk, and Hold My Hand - Or Else. She received the White Raven award for Wally the Whiz Kid in 1993. Her first book for adults, The Femials, was published in 2005. She has also tried her hand at horror stories, using the pseudonym Lee Striker.
Published August 1, 1993 by A & C Black. 144 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction